November 14, 2018

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  Cuban migrants land in Cayman Brac GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Department of Immigration (DOI) has confirmed that a Cuban migrant vessel arrived in Cayman Brac on Saturday, 10 November 2018 with 27 individuals on board. Of the 22 males and five females, a total of nine persons requested to remain behind. DOI officials […]

Wear Red for Heart Disease and the Cayman Heart Fund

A heart inspired dress down day for charity. February is Heart Month and Friday, February 1st, 2019 is Cayman’s Wear Red Day, a month-long initiative to help raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and its effects. Wear Red in your school, workplace and neighborhood and please raise funds for the Cayman Heart Fund. CVDs are the […]

How Black Friday is good for your health

By Lynn Allison  From Newsmaxf Thanksgiving brings the usual excitement of family gatherings, feasting on turkey, and of course, giving thanks. But for many folks — those avid shoppers and deal seekers — the most important part of the holiday season is Black Friday, the big day for bargain hunters.“For the person who’s been doing […]

Cayman Brac: Needs Assessment Unit Offices Close Early Today

The Needs Assessment Unit (NAU) advises the public of the early closure of both its Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac offices today (Tuesday, 13 November) at 4 p.m. for a staff meeting. The NAU apologises for any inconvenience these early closures may cause.

Cayman Islands Government finances continue to show a significant surplus at the end of 3rd quarter 2018

In the first nine months of 2018, Cayman Islands Government’s finances and that of the Entire Public Sector have registered a significant surplus. The unaudited Financial Report for 1 January to 30 September 2018 that Minister for Finance and Economic Development, Hon. Roy McTaggart, on behalf of Cabinet, released today (Friday, 9 November 2018), shows […]

Serbia grants Visa exemption to Antigua & Barbuda nationals

From Caribbean 360 ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Friday November 9, 2018 – Nationals of Antigua and Barbuda no longer require a visa to visit the southeast European country of Serbia. Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador, Sir Ronald Sanders, revealed that the Serbian government’s decision, which was taken in October, was formally communicated to him by the Serbian […]

Cruise tourism in the Caribbean and Latin America generated $3.36 billion in revenues

From South Florida Caribeean News San Juan, Puerto Rico  – The Florida-Caribbean Association (FCCA) announced that the 2017-2018 cruise year brought record economic contributions to the region, despite the historic hurricane season. According to the study released today by Business Research & Economic Advisors (BREA), Economic Contribution of Cruise Tourism to the Destination Economies, cruise […]

Telemedicine to cancer screening: 5 Million Euro INTERREG CARES projects to boost OECS health

Friday, November 9, 2018 — Improving health services for every citizen has been boosted with Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin, Saint-Barthélémy and OECS Member States launching INTERREG CARES initiative (Cooperation, Accessibility, Referrals, E-Information System) in Saint Lucia on October 31, 2018. The 5 million Euro project, funded by the European Union is designed to deepen health cooperation in the Eastern Caribbean […]

Caribbean Business Survey: Top 200 locally owned companies in Puerto Rico

By José Alvarado Vega From Caribbean Business Editor’s note: The following originally appeared in the Nov. 8-14, 2018, issue of Caribbean Business. The latest Caribbean Business survey of locally owned companies indicates resilience in the face of a slow recovery from hurricanes Irma and Maria, which left noticeable scars on island-based businesses. This year’s survey, the Top […]

SELLAS Life Sciences announces settlement of counterclaims against JGB (Cayman) Newton, Ltd. for $6.6 million payment by JGB

Follows Dismissal by Court of All Claims Against SELLAS  Debenture and All Security Interests Held by JGB Terminated NEW YORK, Nov. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SELLAS Life Sciences Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SLS) (“SELLAS” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel cancer immunotherapies for a broad range of cancer indications, […]